Applying for Clerkships as a Transfer

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Applying for Clerkships as a Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:54 am

Does my 1L GPA count toward a cumulative GPA considered in clerkship applications? Or will Judges only see my grades beginning from when I transferred?

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Re: Applying for Clerkships as a Transfer

Postby jrf12886 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:33 pm

If you're applying through OSCAR, you will enter your grades manually on the site, so the judge will see whatever you enter. As for how you 1L grades are weighed compared to your 2L grades, that will vary by judge.

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Re: Applying for Clerkships as a Transfer

Postby BVest » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:07 pm

It's not like LSAC where some unseen system puts all your grades together into a single "LSGPA." You create separate grade sheets for the separate law schools. Yes, the gradesheets ask for cumulative GPA, but I don't think one could justify making it cumulative across schools (and given the higher curves at higher ranked law schools anyway, this would not benefit a lot of people anyway).

And theoretically, the GPA blank is optional, though I wouldn't suggest leaving it blank.

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